Journal, July 1751
Tuesday, July 9. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville,
Read a letter from Mr. Grenville, Governor of Barbados, to
the Board, dated the 25th of May, 1751, transmitting the several
publick papers following, viz.:—
Copy of Monsieur Bompar's letter to Governor Grenville,
dated at Martinique, the 13th of February, n.s., 1751.
Copy of Governor Grenville's answer to his Excellency,
Monsieur Bompar, dated the 15th of February, 1750–1.
Copy of Captain Bladwell's account of his proceedings at
Tobago, to Commodore Holburn, dated May 8th, 1751,
his Majesty's ship Rose, English Harbour, Antigua.
Copy of Lieutenant Drummond's account of the state of the
Island of Tobago, dated the 18th of April, 1751, Tavistock
in Carlisle Bay.
Copy of Captain Falkingham's account of the state of the
Islands of Santa Lucia, Dominica and St. Vincent's, dated
the 24th of April, 1751, Shark, Carlisle Bay.
Copy of Governor Grenville's letter to his Excellency, M.
Bompar, Governor of Martinique, dated 3rd of May, 1751.
Copy of Monsieur de Bompar's letter to Governor Grenville,
dated at Martinque, May 21st, 1751, n.s.
Ordered that the said letter and papers be copied to be
transmitted to his Majesty's Secretary of State, and that the
draught of a letter be prepared.
Mr. Kilby, agent for the settlement of Nova Scotia, attending,
laid before the Board the following list of bills of exchange
drawn upon him by Colonel Cornwallis, Governor of Nova
Scotia, for the service of that colony, amounting to £6,498:—
|1750–1.||February 15||To Thomas Gunter||250|
|8||To Richard Catherwood||50|
|7||To Giles Harris||60|
|15||To John Fillis||140|
|15||To Messrs. Jackson and Usher||50|
|15||To John Gorham||100|
|27||To Thurston Jephson and
|14||To John Williams||50|
|14||To Ichabod Jones||91|
|17||To John Gorham||50|
|26||To Joseph Fairbanks||100|
|14||To William Nesbitt||100|
|28||To James Pierpoint||50|
|6||To Joshua Mauger||200|
|9||To Delancy and Watts||250|
|25||To John Grant||222|
|6||To Delancy and Watts||250|
|15||To John Gorham||50|
|27||To Hugh Vans||50|
|27||To John Salmon and Co.||50|
|26||To Shrimpton Hutchinson||100|
|March 6||To Jonathan Crosby||50|
|23||To Thomas Gunter||100|
|29||To John Butler||85|
|16||To John Taggart||50|
|8||To John Homer||50|
|2||To Jackson and Usher||50|
|7||To John Homer||50|
|28||To John Codman||75|
|26||To John Grant||100|
|27||To Thomas Thomas||65|
|29||To James Burling||70|
|12||To John Homer||50|
|9||To Andrew Johonnot||60|
|23||To Ralph Inman||50|
|23||To John Rhea||80|
|28||To John Butler||50|
|29||To John Codman||50|
|April 1||To Robert Cowie||50|
|4||To Thomas Gunter||100|
|6||To Jackson and Usher||50|
|8||To Van Allen||50|
|3||To Thomas Barnes||100|
|To Delancy and Watts||250|
|To bills sent to Delancy and
Watts at New York to
Whereupon their lordships directed Mr. Kilby to apply to the
Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury to enable him to
receive the said sum of 6,498 pounds from the receipt of his
Majesty's Exchequer to be applied and paid in discharge of the
said bills of exchange.
Mr. Kilby then acquainted their lordships that, pursuant to
their direction of the 6th of June last, he had examined the
account of Mr. Robert's expence in obtaining foreign protestants
in Switzerland for the province of Nova Scotia, and find the same
to be true.
Ordered, that Mr. Kilby do pay Mr. Robert the amount of his
said account, and also the further sum of thirty guineas for his
trouble and dilligence in the execution of the service entrusted
to his care.
Read a copy of a letter from Mr. Anthony Gother, master of
the ship Penelope, to Messrs. Basnett and Pole, inclosing a
deposition of the said master and his ship's company, dated
January 9th, 1750–1, relating to a settlement of the French on
the coast of Africa, received from Mr. Hollier, Secretary to the
New African Company.
Monday, July 15. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr.
Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Fane, Mr. Townshend.
The draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse, inclosing
copies of the letter and papers lately received from Mr. Grenville,
having been prepared, pursuant to the minutes of the 9th instant,
was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
Tuesday, July 16. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt, Mr.
Grenville, Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.
The draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse, inclosing
copies of Mr. Hamilton's letter of the 8th of February last, and
of the papers therewith transmitted, having been prepared
pursuant to the minutes of the 13th of the last month, was agreed
to, transcribed and signed.
The draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse upon the
proposal made by the Bey of Tunis for ceding to his Majesty the
Island of Tabarka, having been prepared, pursuant to the minutes
of the 13th of the last month, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
The Secretary laid before the Board a paper, which Mr. Martyn,
Secretary to the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia,
had desired him to present to their lordships as further evidence
of the probability there is of increasing the number of inhabitants
in the said colony, entituled:—
List of families and single persons intending to go to and
settle at Ebenezer in Georgia, who are at this time on
their way to England, as appears by a letter from the
Reverend Mr. Urlsperger, dated the 28th of June, n.s.,
and the said paper was read.
Ordered that the Secretary do write to Mr. Davidson to desire
his attendance next Thursday morning.
Their lordships took into consideration the memorial of the
French Commissaries, etc., relating to the Island of Santa Lucia,
and the memorial of the English Commissaries in answer thereto,
mentioned in the minutes of the 7th of last month, and made a
further progress therein.
Read a letter from the Earl of Holdernesse, dated the 2nd
instant, inclosing copy of a memorial of Monsieur Rosencrantz,
Envoy Extraordinary from the King of Denmark, renewing the
pretensions of the Danes to Crab Island, and directing the Board
to report the state of his Majesty's pretensions thereto.
Ordered that the draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse
be prepared, in answer to his lordship's said letter.
Wednesday, July 17. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Pitt,
Mr. Grenville, Lord Dupplin.
The draught of a letter to the Earl of Holdernesse, in answer
to his letter inclosing a copy of the memorial of Monsieur
Rosencrantz, having been prepared pursuant to the minutes of
yesterday, was agreed to, transcribed and signed.
The draught of a representation to his Majesty proposing
Isaac Holmes, Esquire, to be of the Council of South Carolina in
the room of Joseph Blake, Esquire, deceased, was prepared,
agreed to, transcribed and signed.
Thursday, July 18. Present:—Earl of Halifax, Mr. Grenville,
Lord Dupplin, Mr. Townshend.
Mr. Davidson attending, as directed by the minutes of the
16th inst., their lordships acquainted him that they had considered
his answer to the several articles of charge, and were of opinion,
that, although he had disculpated himself of several of them, yet
he was not a proper person to be continued Secretary of the
province of Nova Scotia, and that they should report accordingly.
Their lordships took into consideration the Order of Council
referring some parts of the memorial of the Trustees for
establishing the Colony of Georgia, mentioned in the minutes of
the 23rd of May last, and made some progress therein.
Ordered, that the further consideration of this matter be
resumed on Friday the 2nd of August.